U.S. LEGISLATION NEWS

Governor Baker's plan to legalize sports wagering in Massachusetts
Today Governor Charlie Baker announced plans to file legislation that would permit people in Massachusetts to wager on professional sports.
01/17/2019

Rhode Island receives mobile sports betting legislation
President of the Senate Dominick J. Ruggerio will submit legislation in the Senate this afternoon to allow mobile sports wagering through Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino Hotel.
01/17/2019

New US Department of Justice opinion says Wire Act applies to all online gambling
Yesterday, a new opinion from the DOJ declared that the Wire Act prohibits passing bets and wagers across state lines, as well as assisting in placing sports wagers — thus applying the Act to not only sports betting, but any form of gambling crossing state lines.
01/15/2019

Bet.Works receives certification for sportsbook platform in US
The U.S.-based iGaming and sportsbooks platform supplier has received one of the first concurrent Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33/GLI-19 certifications for sportsbook operations.
01/07/2019

Yocha Dehe, Viejas and Sycuan sue California
The purpose is to enforce the laws regulating the exclusive right of Indian tribes to offer house-banked card games which California voters approved through Proposition 1A.
01/04/2019

Governor Rick Snyder vetoes Michigan online gaming bill
On Friday, the Michigan governor vetoed nearly 40 bills, including House Bill 4926, which would have legalized intrastate gaming from Michigan’s state commercial and tribal casino operators.
12/31/2018

Michigan becomes 6th state to regulate online gambling in the U.S.
The bill includes provisions for the legalization of real-money internet casino gaming in the state, as well as internet sports betting. It will now be presented to the Governor of Michigan and may then be signed into law at the Governor’s discretion.
12/21/2018

The Stars Group announces reversal of $870 million Kentucky judgment
The company unveils that the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in its favor and reversed in its entirety the $870 million judgment issued against it by a trial court judge in December 2015.
12/21/2018

AGA comments on sports betting in US capital
The American Gaming Association released a statement after the D.C. City Council passed the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018.
12/18/2018

SugarHouse Casino opens first licensed sportsbook in Philadelphia
After completing a two-day operational test period and receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, the 1,800 square-foot SugarHouse Casino Sportsbook began accepting sports wagers on Saturday.
12/15/2018

AGA applauds creation of Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association
The American Gaming Association released a statement regarding the formation of the not-for-profit organization designed as a collaborative entity to partner with state and tribal gaming regulators.
11/27/2018

Rhode Island officially becomes eighth US state to offer sports betting
Twin River Casino in Rhode Island opened Phase I of its sports betting operation on Monday, becoming the first state in New England to offer a legalized and regulated option to bet on sports.
11/26/2018

New Mexico Lottery introduces sports wagering
The New Mexico Lottery will be the first lottery in the U.S. to authorize a sports wagering lottery game to be available through its entire retail network, approximately 1,100 retail terminals.
11/12/2018

Daily fantasy sports ruled gambling in New York
Acting Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly ruled on Friday that daily fantasy sports contests are a form of gambling and therefore violate the gambling ban in the state's constitution.
10/30/2018

Kentucky court rules in favor of Exacta Systems
Ruling says Exacta Systems' historic horse racing system, games and wagers are pari-mutuel and comply with Kentucky statutes and regulations.
10/25/2018

GLI certifies first tribal sportsbook in US
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians made history last month as the new sports book at their Pearl River Resort became the first tribal sportsbook in the U.S. to open.
09/11/2018

First legal sports bet at Borgata
Borgata became the first Atlantic City casino to accept a legal sports wager under new sports betting regulations in New Jersey.
06/15/2018

William Hill opens New Jersey's first sports book
The sports book operator officially opened its sports book at Monmouth Park Racetrack. The historic moment was marked by the placing of the ceremonial first bets by Governor Phil Murphy.
06/14/2018

New Jersey legalizes sports gambling
Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4111, allowing sports betting at New Jersey casinos and racetracks for certain professional and collegiate sports or athletic events.
06/12/2018

The verdict on sports betting is in
The Innovation Group has prepared by the earlier release of our Sports Betting Playbook, as well as our proprietary, targeted, consumer-focused survey on sports betting.
05/14/2018

US Supreme Court decision regarding sports betting a 'victory for millions of Americans'
The American Gaming Association reacts to today's ruling by the Supreme Court that determined the federal ban on sports betting as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is unconstitutional.
05/14/2018

Mississippi primed to become 'Las Vegas South' with the introduction of sports betting
Casino City's Gary Trask reports from the Southern Gaming Summit in Mississippi, where the prospect of legalized sports betting in the very near future is a distinct possibility and could immediately make the state a major player in the industry.
05/04/2018

APCW Perspectives: A brave, new, regulated world
This week, J. Todd covers stories from the U.K and the U.S., as the two countries grow closer when it comes to online gambling. Plus, online poker liquidity gets a boost in the states.
04/24/2018

PokerStars 'Fresh' Series launches with €5 million guarantee
The new France Espania Hold'em Series celebrates player pool liquidity in France and Spain.
01/30/2018

NJ sports betting supporters hopeful after US Supreme Court hearing
In just an hour, nine U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments this morning to decide whether New Jersey should be able to legalize sports betting. Though a decision comes later in the year, many left feeling confident.
12/04/2017

Top 10 questions and answers regarding New Jersey's sports betting US Supreme Court hearing
The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to field arguments to do away with the federal sports ban, and New Jersey is leading the charge. As questions gather in the minds of many, Casino City spoke with Christopher L. Soriano, gaming law expert, in anticipation of Monday's hearing.
11/27/2017

Pennsylvania becomes fourth US state to OK online gambling
House Bill 271 will legalize online slot machines, table games, poker and lottery products as well as authorize daily fantasy sports.
10/26/2017

Poker Players Alliance applauds New Jersey interstate iGaming agreement
In a statement, PPA emphasized its approval of the agreement, which will allow online poker players in New Jersey to play against patrons in Delaware and Nevada.
10/16/2017

Malta Gaming Authority suggests major reforms to gaming legal framework
In a White Paper published today, the MGA seeks to repeal all existing legislation and replace it with the Gaming Act, which would strengthen the organization.
07/12/2017

This Week in Gambling: News from Indiana, Pennsylvania and the US Attorney General
What a week for online gambling news! The U.S. Attorney General has made a major decision on internet betting. Plus, fantasy sports news out of Indiana as we wait for online gambling to move forward in Pennsylvania.
07/11/2017

US Supreme Court to hear New Jersey sports betting appeal
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will examine the state's case to bring legalized sports betting to its casinos and racetracks, prohibited now under the 25-year-old Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act that could be found unconstitutional.
06/27/2017

APCW Perspectives: News from the US, the UK and Belgium
This week, J. Todd reports on several online gambling and fantasy sports stories from the U.S., including a major development for FanDuel and DraftKings. Also, he examines significant changes from the U.K. Gambling Commission that will affect licensees.
06/26/2017

American Sports Betting Coalition launches campaign to repeal PASPA
The coalition aims to end the 25-year-old federal ban known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibits sports betting outside of Nevada.
06/13/2017

Pennsylvania House says 'yes' to online gambling
On 7 June, the state's House passed an amended version of HB 271 that would allow for video gaming terminals at certain properties.
06/08/2017

Massachusetts takes another step toward legalizing online gambling
An omnibus approach suggested by the state's special commission could pave the way for iGaming legislation in the future.
06/07/2017

Illinois Senate approves last-minute online gambling and DFS bill
After being approved by the Senate on Wednesday night with a 42-10 vote, HB 479 will undergo another vote when the House reconvenes on 8 June.
06/01/2017

Pennsylvania moves closer to legalizing online gambling
House Bill 271 passed the Senate with a 38-12 vote, following two other successful votes on Tuesday, and will likely be taken up in the House in June.
05/24/2017

This Week in Gambling: The US sports betting situation
This week in gambling, there's been a lot of talk about legalizing sports betting in the U.S., even if that reality is a long way off. But public opinion seems to be in favor, and the state of New Jersey is leading the charge to change the laws.
05/16/2017

David Pemberton appointed UK Gambling Commission Chief Operating Officer
The role will involve the overseeing of the regulator's corporate services, including Human Resources, finance, IT, planning and risk.
05/10/2017

US Attorney announces compensation program for Absolute Poker victim players
Garden City Group has been authorized by the Southern District of New York to accept and process claims for former Absolute Poker players and announces payments of more than $118 Million to date.
04/10/2017

Top 10 US states to watch for iGaming legislation in 2017
Legalizing online gambling is never easy, which is why we have to hand it to these 10 states for even <i>trying.</i> Whether their attempts will be successful remains to be seen, but we're optimistic.
03/27/2017

APCW Perspectives: The truth of Affiliate Edge and AffPower?
This week, J. Todd extends his coverage of the situation between Affiliate Edge and AffPower. He also recaps what has transpired in the wake of these accusations. Plus, a look at what really happened in Australia this past week.
03/27/2017

APCW Perspectives: News from Europe and the US
This week, J. Todd covers online gambling news from the Czech Republic and Switzerland, as well as takes a look at what's happening in the U.S. Plus, what would a show be without an update on GVC Holdings?
03/13/2017

Pennsylvania online gambling debate continues during legislative hearing
During a joint hearing between the state's House and Senate, fifteen witnesses discussed the potential advantages -- or drawbacks -- of online gambling legalization and regulation.
03/08/2017

APCW Perspectives: ActiveWins drives the getaway car
We had been hopeful that ActiveWins would follow through on their discussions with us, and take a proper course of action with regard to their affiliate partners. However, all hopes were dashed as they chose instead to profit from the enterprise they are party to with GVC Holdings.
02/27/2017

New York online poker bill back on track
A bill that would legalize and regulate internet poker passed the Senate Gaming Committee by a 11-0 vote on Tuesday and now moves to the Finance Committee for a vote.
02/16/2017

This Week in Gambling: New York wants online poker
Last year, the Empire State came very close to passing online poker legislation. That bill has returned for 2017. We also look at the continuing fight for online gambling in Pennsylvania and fantasy sports regulation in the U.S. and Europe, plus some issues with the NFL's move to Las Vegas.
02/08/2017

This Week in Gambling: Industry threats and Jeff Sessions
This week in gambling, the threat to the online gambling industry in the U.S. is growing as the inauguration of Donald Trump draws near. We also take a look at Trump's nomination for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and the impact that could have on internet betting.
01/19/2017

APCW Perspectives: Something wicked this way comes
If you were wondering how the transition to the Trump administration is going to affect online gambling, then you may be looking at some bad news on the horizon. This week, J. Todd looks at what Trump's attorney general nominee, Jeff Sessions, has to say about the industry. He also covers news from Portugal and Australia.
01/16/2017

Philip Davies MP to call for reponsible gaming improvements at ICE 2017
The Chairman of the U.K. Parliament's All Party Betting & Gaming Group, will deliver a keynote at the Annual Regulators' Lunch, part of the World Regulatory Assembly agenda at the world's largest gaming B2B show.
01/13/2017

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